The 8th Annual ClearMark Awards are here!

Highlights | Event details/Map | Registration Fees | Sponsorship | Hotel Booking

Join us once again at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on May 9, 2017, for a celebratory night recognizing the best plain language throughout North America.

We’re thrilled to recognize clear communications in both English and Spanish across nonprofit, government, and public organizations. We have a stellar time planned and hope you’ll join us for the celebration!

Register for the event

Proclaim your plain language support and sponsor the 2017 ClearMark Awards.

ClearMark Awards Category Winners Trophies

This Year’s Highlights

  • Emcee, Matt Ruby: Come see why Forbes called NYC–based comedian and Vooza founder Matt Ruby’s work “comedic genius” as he guides the evening with his trademark wit.
  • Networking: Enjoy the pre-award cocktail hour. Meet new people, celebrate friends, and mingle with colleagues — all while uniting over your support for clear communications.
  • Game Show: Once again, test your know-how in our trivia game where you’ll compete to see which table earns the title of Clarity Captains!
  • Plain Language Workshop: On the day of the Awards, we’re also hosting a hands-on workshop at the National Press Club, led by with Dona Wong. Learn how to use data to enhance your message from the author of “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics” and former graphics director at The Wall Street Journal.
Matt Ruby

Matt Ruby

Event details

Date & Time

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

5:30 PM – 10:00 PM


The ClearMark Awards are business casual or cocktail attire. Have fun!


The National Press Club will once again host the ClearMark Awards. Enjoy the stately ambiance of this Washington, D.C., legend.


529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

ClearMark Awards 2015


Your ticket includes all drinks and food during the cocktail hour and Awards banquet. (Note: All prices are in USD.)

Early Bird Registration: February 22 – March 31

  • Center Member $110.00
  • Government Employee $130.00
  • Non-member – $175.00

Regular Registration: April 1 – May 5

  • Center Member $125.00
  • Government Employee – $150.00
  • Non-member – $200.00

Registering as a sponsor? We can help. Contact us to retrieve your information and sponsor code for registration.

ClearMark Awards ceremony registration closes May 5, 2017. Sign up today!

Register for the event

Want to take your experience to the next level? Become a 2017 ClearMark Awards Sponsor!

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Proclaim your plain language support and sponsor the 2017 ClearMark Awards. You’ll receive event perks and Center membership for a full year.

Title Sponsorship

We’re giving one company the opportunity to be the ClearMark Awards Title Sponsor. You’ll receive unparalleled visibility as you broadcast the highest level of plain language support.

We look forward to celebrating with you at the 8th Annual ClearMark Awards!

Plan Your Trip: Hotel Blocks

When visiting Washington, D.C., you can find a variety of great places to stay while you’re in town. To help you save time, we’ve reserved a select group of rooms with our hotel partners near the National Press Club. These reduced rates are only available for the next few weeks, so be sure to book your room today!

Grand Hyatt Washington
A four-star hotel fewer than five blocks from the National Press Club. Your reservation includes complimentary Internet and gym access.
Rate: $329/night plus taxes and fees for a single or double room
Dates reserved: May 8 – 10
Book here by April 11 to reserve your room with our special rate.

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